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The Anthem companion to Alexis de Tocqueville

Author: Daniel Gordon
Publisher: London : Anthem Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Anthem companions to sociology.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'The Anthem Companion to Alexis de Tocqueville' contains original interpretations of Tocqueville's major writings on democracy and revolution as well as his lesser- known writings on colonies, prisons and minorities. Each chapter compares Tocqueville's ideas on a given subject with those of other leading social theorists.
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Gordon, Daniel
The Anthem Companion to Alexis de Tocqueville
London : Anthem Press,c2019
Named Person: Alexis de Tocqueville; Alexis de Tocqueville
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel Gordon
ISBN: 9781783089765 1783089768 9781783089772 1783089776
OCLC Number: 1103220315
Notes: Have We Solved Rousseau's Dilemma? Tocqueville's Big Bet
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 244 pages)
Contents: Cover; Front Matter; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Table of Contents; Introduction: Tocqueville and the Sociological Conversation; An Anguished Life; Why Tocqueville Today?; What Is Unique about This Volume?; Bibliography; A Note on References Todemocracy in America; Parts 1 to 6; Part 1 Religion and Immaterial Interests; Chapter 1 Tocqueville on Religion; Bibliography; Chapter 2 Unmasking Religion: Marx's Stance, Tocqueville's Alternative; Marx; The "Unmasking" Style; II. Marx's Theory of Religion: Inversion, Reduction, Deflation; Weaponization and Hyperbole; Tocqueville Tocqueville and MarxReligion's Place and Its Limits; Religion's Place in the Human Condition: A Counterforce to Materialism; Religion's Contribution to Democracy; The Proper Boundaries of Religious Influence; Concluding Observations: Tocqueville and Marx Today; Bibliography; Part 2 Language, Literature, and Social Theory; Chapter 3 Tocqueville Mortal and Immortal: Power and Style; A Note on Vocabulary; Arts, Sciences, and Democracy; Cultivating a Natural Style; Mortal and Immortal: Tocqueville's Two-Pronged Ambition; Duration and Debris; Bibliography Chapter 4 Tocqueville and Linguistic Innovation"Democracy"; The "Modify" Thesis; "General Ideas" and the Modification of Language; Democracy is Other; Conclusion; Bibliography; Part 3 Globalism and Empire; Chapter 5 Noble Comparisons; Axis 1: The United States and Europe; Axis 2: England and Ireland; Axis 3: France and Algeria; Some Inferences from the Three Comparative Axes; Bibliography; Chapter 6 Tocqueville and Lévi-Strauss: Democratic Revolution at Bookends of Empire; Toward a Global History; Comparative Law and Cross-Cultural Comparison; Self-Awareness and Reflexivity The Ends of EmpireThe Self and the Art of Being Free; Conclusion; Bibliography; Part 4 Inequalities Inside Democracy; Chapter 7 "The Tenacious Color-Line": Tocqueville's Thought in a Post-Du Boisian World; Bibliography; Chapter 8 "The Whole Moral and Intellectual State of a People": Tocqueville on Men, Women, and Mores...; American Mores, Democratic Republican Religion, and Women's Roles in Democracy in America, Volume 1; American Equality, Natural Family Feelings, and Women's Roles in Democracy in America, Volume 2 Tocqueville Today: Women's Rights, Comparative Revolutions, and Contemporary Cultural CommentaryAcknowledgments; Bibliography; Part 5 Citizenship, Participation, and Punishment; Chapter 9 The Dynamics of Political Equality in Rousseau, Tocqueville, and Beyond; Rousseau: Popular Sovereignty as Political Legitimacy and the Problem of Governmental Power; Solving the "Geometry of Power"; Two Virtuous Circles; Tocqueville's Solution to the Rousseau Problem; Tocqueville's Reconciliation of Popular Sovereignty with Governmental Power: Splitting the Difference; In Search of the Virtuous Circle
Series Title: Anthem companions to sociology.
Responsibility: edited by Daniel Gordon.

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'The Anthem Companion to Alexis de Tocqueville' contains original interpretations of Tocqueville's major writings on democracy and revolution as well as his lesser- known writings on colonies, prisons and minorities. Each chapter compares Tocqueville's ideas on a given subject with those of other leading social theorists.

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